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Gun vs. Weapon

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Gunnoun

A device for projecting a hard object very forcefully; a firearm or cannon.

‘Guns were considered improvements of crossbows and catapults.’; ‘Looking for wild meat to fill his family's freezer for the winter, the young man quietly raised up his gun at the approaching deer.’;

Weaponnoun

An instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, e.g. most guns, missiles, or swords; arm.

‘The club that is now mostly used for golf was once a common weapon.’;

Gunnoun

A very portable, short firearm, for hand use, which fires bullets or projectiles, such as a handgun, revolver, pistol, or Derringer.

Weaponnoun

An instrument or other means of harming or exerting control over another.

‘Money is the main weapon of modern oligarchs.’;

Gunnoun

A less portable, long firearm, bullet or projectile firing; a rifle, either manual, automatic or semi-automatic; a flintlock, musket or shotgun.

Weaponnoun

A tool of any kind.

‘Choose your weapon.’;

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Gunnoun

(military) A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.

Weaponnoun

An idiot, an oaf, a fool, a tool; a contemptible or incompetent person.

Gunnoun

(military) A cannon with a 6-inch/155mm minimum nominal bore diameter and tube length 30 calibers or more. See also: howitzer; mortar.

Weaponnoun

Any very skilled, competent, or capable person or thing worthy of awe.

Gunnoun

(figurative) A firearm or cannon used for saluting or signalling.Wp

Weaponverb

(transitive) To equip with a weapon; to arm.

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Gunnoun

A device operated by a trigger and acting in a manner similar to a firearm.

‘There are some guns that are not designed for killing.’;

Weaponnoun

An instrument of offensive of defensive combat; something to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, or injuring an enemy, as a gun, a sword, etc.

‘The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.’; ‘They, astonished, all resistance lost,All courage; down their idle weapons dropped.’;

Gunnoun

Any implement designed to fire a projectile from a tube.

‘air-pressure pellet gun;’; ‘air rifle;’; ‘BB gun;’; ‘nail gun;’; ‘a potato gun’;

Weaponnoun

Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another; as, argument was his only weapon.

Gunnoun

A device or tool that projects a substance.

‘a squirt gun;’; ‘a spray gun;’; ‘a grease gun’;

Weaponnoun

A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished.

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Gunnoun

A device or tool that applies something rather than projecting it.

‘a rivet gun;’; ‘a screw gun;’; ‘a price-label gun’;

Weaponnoun

any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting;

‘he was licensed to carry a weapon’;

Gunnoun

(surfing) A long surfboard designed for surfing big waves (not the same as a longboard, a gun has a pointed nose and is generally a little narrower).

Weaponnoun

a means of persuading or arguing;

‘he used all his conversational weapons’;

Gunnoun

(cellular automata) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.

Weapon

A weapon, arm or armament is any implement or device that can be used with the intent to inflict damage or harm. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare.

Gunnoun

A person who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun.

Gunnoun

The biceps.

Gunnoun

Violent blasts of wind.

Gunverb

To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.

‘He gunned down the hitmen.’; ‘The CEO gunned down that idea before we could present it to the board.’;

Gunverb

To speed something up.

‘He gunned the engine.’;

Gunverb

To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.

‘He’s gunning for you.’;

Gunverb

To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.

‘He's been gunning for you ever since you embarrassed him at the party.’;

Gunverb

To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning.

Gunverb

nonstandard spelling of going to

‘I'm gun go get da gun from da closet.’;

Gunnoun

A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge (such as guncotton or gunpowder) behind, which is ignited by various means. Pistols, rifles, carbines, muskets, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See these terms in the Vocabulary.

‘As swift as a pellet out of a gunneWhen fire is in the powder runne.’; ‘The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man long before there was any gunpowder found out.’;

Gunnoun

A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.

Gunnoun

Violent blasts of wind.

Gunverb

To practice fowling or hunting small game; - chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.

Gunnoun

a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Gunnoun

large but transportable armament

Gunnoun

a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)

Gunnoun

a professional killer who uses a gun

Gunnoun

a hand-operated pump that resembles a gun; forces grease into parts of a machine

Gunnoun

a pedal that controls the throttle valve;

‘he stepped on the gas’;

Gunnoun

the discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies;

‘a twenty gun salute’;

Gunverb

shoot with a gun

Gun

A gun is a ranged weapon designed to use a shooting tube (gun barrel) to launch typically solid projectiles, but can also project pressurized liquid (e.g. water guns/cannons, spray guns for painting or pressure washing, projected water disruptors, and technically also flamethrowers), gas (e.g.

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